Viard student shines in public speaking
Year 9 Bishop Viard College student Mimisa Omeri was one of the outstanding competitors in the O’Shea Shield public speaking contest at St John’s College, Hastings, in mid-May.
She won section A of junior prepared speaking and claimed the George Family trophy, the first time Viard had won it since 1986.
Her message was to embrace your cultural identity and be grateful to the people and communities who nurture it.
Mimisa’s delivered in Samoan.
The O’Shea Shield involved two days of intense competition between 17 Catholic schools from the lower North Island and the top of the South Island.
Students participated in oratory, debating, impromptu speaking, junior prepared speaking, religious questions, scripture reading and drama.
St Catherine’s College of Wellington won the O’Shea Shield. speech English was and